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Mar
21
comment How long before I can move on to a different phase?
Point three, where they say "okay", is very important. A lot of experienced players will say "okay" to everything you do. I've noticed, over time, the more experienced the player, the more condescending the "okay" is, as though they graciously allow you to play. This has made it into a pet peeve of some people who feel like their game is being controlled by their opponent. (And in some respects, it is; they do have priority after all...)
Mar
20
comment Magic the Gathering lingering spell effect
I believe the proper templating for the "other way of looking at this" would be something like: "Until end of turn, when a creature deals damage, return it to its owners hand". A lot of people think this is what's happening when they see "Return all creatures that dealt damage this turn to their owners hand", probably because they assume "all" isn't limited by time.
Mar
11
comment Can you cast an instant damage spell between first strike and normal damage?
Something important here is that this only applies if there's a creature with first strike or double strike. You don't always get this second round of priority (if you were hoping to make your opponent pass priority and then sneak something else in or some other shenanigans).
Mar
7
comment Most human-like chess AI
I remember seeing "... sees mate in 11" and then have it blow the line and a few turns later "... sees mate in 14".
Mar
5
comment Do bestow count toward cards that say “when [sub-type] enters on the battlefield”
@murgatroid99 are you saying that "becomes an Aura" implies "loses creature and gains enchantment and Aura"?
Mar
4
comment If a Creature-Planeswalker blocks a creature with infect, what happens?
I really thing the last line could just be deleted. The planeswalker doesn't have 'infect' counters: he has -1/-1 counters that were dealt to a creature. shrug
Mar
4
comment What are the ramifications of turning a planeswalker into a creature?
@ghoppe Well I think 36 pages of "basic" rules is also pretty intimidating. I think it really is fair to say that Magic's complexity (as evidenced by its insane number of rules) is its barrier to entry. Can you think of a higher barrier to entry than Magic's complexity?
Feb
28
comment “Each” and Targeting
@ikegami Isn't that covered by the special exception 114.1b?
Feb
28
comment “Each” and Targeting
More importantly, they have the follow-up ruling under it which says "Because a spell with overload doesn't target when its overload cost is paid, it may affect permanents with hexproof or with protection from the appropriate color."
Feb
26
comment Are there any open source card game like magic the gathering?
I can speak from personal experience that designing games is more fun than playing them. The only problem is that unless you get very mature in your design is usually not something you can share.
Feb
25
comment Can I tap a creature in response to an instant?
Would it be prudent to add in your opening line provided you can pay their cost or something similar?
Feb
24
comment Is there a way to block MTG sorcery spells that view my hand?
It's worth noting that Thoughtseize is most powerful (and some might argue only powerful enough to be worth the time and mana) on turn 1.
Feb
18
comment Plague Spitter + Rite of Passage
Generally we call a 2/2 creature a bear, after Grizzly Bears
Feb
15
comment Playing Multiple Lands in One Turn
I also think adding something about Evolving Wilds/Terramorphic Expanse would be good here, since they are lands that add to your land pool. :)
Feb
13
comment Does Monopoly involve skill to a considerable degree?
Your statement reminds me of a Magic deck my friend built that filled his deck with complete crap but stole his opponents creatures. He said "I'm trying to trick my opponent into thinking I have no way of winning." to which I replied "and you've done so by actually having no way of winning! You sure showed them!"
Feb
13
comment Does Monopoly involve skill to a considerable degree?
that would work with unskilled people. I think skilled people would pick up the scent of a power gamer by the multitude of other actions you'd take. I suppose you could convince skilled players that you're a bad player by taking bad actions, but if you're trying to win I'd be very careful how many bad actions you take!!
Feb
13
comment Destroying a Planewalker before its ability is used
As a matter of tactics, if the planeswalker's ability has already been activated, generally it would be better for the opponent to destroy the planeswalker at the end of the turn than in response. After all, you never know what other threat may come along that would make a better target for Hero's Downfall, right? I'm sure there's some edge case where it's better (killing it to lower devotion comes to mind, but you can still defer until that point so it still is bad to use it in response) but generally I'd not do it in response.
Feb
13
comment What is your average VP score rolling 2 versus 4 dice after an initial 3322xx roll?
Why do you say "we can't get VPs from 1s"? 3 1s is worth 1 point, 4 1s is worth 2, and 5 1s is worth 3.
Feb
12
comment What is your average VP score rolling 2 versus 4 dice after an initial 3322xx roll?
It also shows that strat 2 gets you 2.48 EV when you have (0,0,0,0,0,0) - so you can expect that or greater from all rolls.
Feb
12
comment What is your average VP score rolling 2 versus 4 dice after an initial 3322xx roll?
I've added a rundown of every initial roll here: pastebin.com/TFGQ7DH6 - what's interesting to note is that strat 2 wins the most, and that strat 3 scores better on (0,0,0,0,0,0) than it does on (0,0,1,1,2,2) - indicating that there is definitely a strat 4 that works better overall. note that in that pastebin, a 4 on the end is the 3rd bit being set - so 7 (being 111 in binary) means they all tie. The ideal strat4 would have bit4 set in all cases.